340F Excavator Shipping the Machine Caterpillar


Shipping the Machine
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1.1. Ultra High Demolition Configuration (If Equipped)
2.1. Shipping Specifications
3.2. Shipping Specification of Base Machine
4.2. Shipping Specifications of Front Parts
5.1. Shipping the Stick
6.1. Shipping a Machine that is not Completely Assembled

------ WARNING! ------

Automatic Engine Speed Control (AEC) will increase engine speed automatically when you operate the control levers and/or travel pedals with AEC switch on.

When loading and unloading the machine from the truck or working in close quarters always turn AEC switch off to prevent any possibility of sudden movement of machine, which could result in serious injury or death.

Set the travel speed control switch to LOW before loading the machine. Never operate this switch when loading the machine on a trailer.


Investigate the travel route for overpass clearances. Make sure that there will be adequate clearance for the machine.

Remove ice, snow, or other slippery material from the loading dock and from the truck bed before you load the machine onto the transport machine. Removing ice, snow, or other slippery material will help to prevent the machine from slipping in transit.

Note: Obey all laws that govern the characteristics of a load (height, weight, width, and length). Observe all regulations that govern wide loads.

Choose the flattest ground when you load the machine or when you unload the machine.

  1. Before you load the machine, chock the trailer wheels or the rail car wheels.

  2. When you use loading ramps, make sure that the loading ramps have adequate length, adequate width, adequate strength, and an adequate slope.

  3. Maintain the slope of the loading ramps within 15 degrees of the ground.

  4. Position the machine so that the machine can drive straight up the loading ramps. The final drives should be toward the rear of the machine. Do not operate the control levers while the machine is on the loading ramps.

  5. When you drive over the loading ramp joint areas, maintain the balance point of the machine.

  6. Lower the work tool to the bed or to the floor of the transport machine.

  7. To prevent rolling of the machine or sudden movement of the machine, perform the following items:

    • Chock both tracks.

    • Install sufficient tie-downs at several locations.

    • Fasten wire cables.


NOTICE

Do not allow the chrome surface of the bucket cylinder rod to touch any part of the trailer. Damage to the rod can occur from impact with the trailer during transport.


Note: Refer to Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Specifications".

Ultra High Demolition Configuration (If Equipped)

------ WARNING! ------

Automatic Engine Speed Control (AEC) will increase engine speed automatically when you operate the control levers and/or travel pedals with AEC switch on.

When loading and unloading the machine from the truck or working in close quarters always turn AEC switch off to prevent any possibility of sudden movement of machine, which could result in serious injury or death.

Set the travel speed control switch to LOW before loading the machine. Never operate this switch when loading the machine on a trailer.


Investigate the travel route for overpass clearances. Make sure that there will be adequate clearance for the machine.

Remove ice, snow, or other slippery material from the loading dock and from the truck bed before you load the machine onto the transport machine. Removing ice, snow, or other slippery material will help to prevent the machine from slipping in transit.

Note: Obey all laws that govern the characteristics of a load (height, weight, width, and length). Observe all regulations that govern wide loads.

Choose the flattest ground when you load the machine or when you unload the machine.



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  1. Before you load the machine, chock the trailer wheels or the rail car wheels.

  2. When you use loading ramps, make sure that the loading ramps have adequate length, adequate width, adequate strength, and an adequate slope.

  3. Maintain the slope of the loading ramp within 15 degrees of the ground. Therefore, the recommended angle (C) of the boom is a maximum of 30 degrees.

  4. Position the machine so that the machine can drive straight up the loading ramps. The final drives should be toward the rear of the machine. Do not operate the control levers while the machine is on the loading ramps.

  5. When you drive over the loading ramp joint areas, maintain the balance point of the machine.

  6. Lower the implement to the bed or to the floor of the transport machine.

  7. To prevent rolling of the machine or sudden movement of the machine, perform the following items:

    • Chock both tracks.

    • Install sufficient tie-downs at several locations.

    • Fasten wire cables.


NOTICE

Do not allow the chrome surface of the bucket cylinder rod to touch any part of the trailer. Damage to the rod can occur from impact with the trailer during transport.


Note: Refer to Operation and Maintenance, "Specifications".

Shipping Specifications

Due to the size of the front parts, it is not possible to ship the machine with the front parts and counterweight on the machine. The following parts are included in the front parts:

  • Boom foot

  • Boom nose

  • Fore boom

  • Stick

  • Linkage

The base machine and the boom foot must be on a separate trailer. The boom nose and the fore boom can be shipped as an assembly. The stick and the work tool linkage can be assembled.

Shipping Specification of Base Machine

The base machine includes the following:

  • The base 340F UHD machine

  • Demolition cab with guards

  • Tilt cab

  • Boom foot

  • Hydraulics for Ultrahigh Demolition Configuration


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Table 1
Dimensions of Base Machine340F UHD w / HVG(1) 
Cab Height (A)  3570 mm (141 inch) 
Total Length (B)  7020 mm (276 inch) 
Width  2990 mm (118 inch) 
Approximate Weight  33690 kg (74274 lb) 
(1) The base machine configuration includes the following: base 340F UHD machine, Demolition cab, Falling object guard, Boom foot, Boom cylinders, and 700 mm track shoes.

Shipping Specifications of Front Parts

The front parts include the following:

  • Base Boom

  • Boom nose

  • Fore boom

  • Fore boom cylinder

  • Stick

  • Stick cylinder

  • Linkage

  • Linkage cylinder

  • The supports for transportation

  • Hydraulic lines


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Table 2
Dimensions of UHD Front and Cradle 
Height (A)  3172.5 mm (54 inch) 
Total Length (B)  9373.4 mm (369 inch) 
Width (C)  2414 mm (95 inch) 
Approximate Weight  9144 kg (20159 lb) 


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Table 3
Dimensions of Base Boom 
Height (A)  1438 mm (57 inch) 
Total Length (B)  3880 mm (153 inch) 
Width (C)  1016 mm (40 inch) 
Approximate Weight  2559 kg (5642 lb) 


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Table 4
Dimensions of Fore Boom 
Height (A)  1173 mm (46 inch) 
Total Length (B)  2490 mm (98 inch) 
Width (C)  641 mm (25 inch) 
Approximate Weight  989 kg (2180 lb) 


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Table 5
Dimensions of Nose Boom 
Height (A)  1381 mm (54 inch) 
Total Length (B)  8129 mm (320 inch) 
Width (C)  988 mm (39 inch) 
Approximate Weight  3308 kg (7293 lb) 


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Table 6
Dimensions of Stick + Linkage + Bucket + Cylinder 
Height (A)  1231 mm (48 inch) 
Total Length (B)  7193 mm (283 inch) 
Width (C)  866 mm (34 inch) 
Approximate Weight  2349 kg (5179 lb) 


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Table 7
Dimensions of Base Boom Cylinder 
Height (A)  470 mm (19 inch) 
Total Length (B)  2304 mm (91 inch) 
Width (C)  509 mm (20 inch) 
Approximate Weight  377 kg (831 lb) 


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Table 8
Dimensions of Fore Boom Cylinder 
Height (A)  480 mm (19 inch) 
Total Length (B)  2647 mm (104 inch) 
Width (C)  324 mm (13 inch) 
Approximate Weight  486 kg (1071 lb) 


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Table 9
Dimensions of Stick Cylinder 
Height (A)  380 mm (15 inch) 
Total Length (B)  1889 mm (74 inch) 
Width (C)  259 mm (10 inch) 
Approximate Weight  367 kg (809 lb) 


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Table 10
Dimensions of Retrofit Boom + Stick Cylinder 
Height (A)  1359 mm (54 inch) 
Total Length (B)  4451 mm (175 inch) 
Width (C)  1040 mm (41 inch) 
Approximate Weight  3108 kg (6852 lb) 


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Table 11
Dimensions of R3.2DB Stick + Linkage + Bucket Cylinder 
Height (A)  1001 mm (39 inch) 
Total Length (B)  4335 mm (171 inch) 
Width (C)  663 mm (26 inch) 
Approximate Weight  1933 kg (4262 lb) 


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Table 12
Dimensions of Counterweight 
Height (A)  1541 mm (61 inch) 
Total Length (B)  2987 mm (118 inch) 
Width (C)  614 mm (24 inch) 
Approximate Weight  8500 kg (18739 lb) 

Shipping the Stick

  1. Remove the work tool from the stick.


    Illustration 14g00775806
    Stick linkage
    (A) Stick
    (B) Power link
    (C) Pin

  2. Secure power link (B) to the stick.


    Illustration 15g00775671
    Supports for transportation
    (1) Front support
    (2) Stick
    (3) Rear support

  3. Locate the supports on the ground. Front support (1) will accept pin (C) of the stick. The rear support should be placed 11090 mm (36 ft 4.6 inch) from the front support.

  4. Lower the front of the stick to the front support.


    Illustration 16g00775850
    Front support
    (A) Stick
    (C) Pin
    (D) Block
    (E) Bolts

  5. Position pin (C) of the stick in the lower half of blocks (D).

  6. Install the upper half of blocks (D). Secure the blocks with bolts (E).


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    Rear support
    (A) Stick
    (F) Bracket
    (G) Pin
    (H) Lock pin

  7. Lower the boom. Place bracket (F) in the support. Align the holes of the bracket of the stick and the rear support.

  8. Insert pin (G) through the holes of the rear support and the support for the stick. Secure the pin with lock pin (H).

  9. Stop the engine. Operate the joysticks to release the hydraulic pressure.


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    (2) Stick
    (4) Stick cylinder
    (5) Boom nose
    (6) Couplings
    (7) Connector
    (8) Wood
    (9) Strap
    (10) Bolt
    (11) Pin

  10. Secure the stick cylinder to the boom nose with strap (9).

  11. Disconnect the quick couplings on both sides of the fore boom.

  12. Disconnect connector (7).

  13. Remove the hydraulic hoses that are connected to the quick couplings. Plug the hydraulic hoses.

  14. Disconnect the grease lines.

  15. Install a block of wood (8) between the stick and the stick cylinder.

  16. Remove bolt (10) and pin (11).

  17. Lower the stick cylinder to the stick.

  18. Secure the stick cylinder to the stick.

  19. Disconnect the quick couplings on the top of the fore boom.

  20. Remove the hydraulic hoses. Plug the hydraulic hoses.

  21. Disconnect the grease lines.

  22. Disconnect the electrical wiring.


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    (2) Stick
    (12) Fore boom
    (13) Bolt and washer
    (14) Pin
    (15) Spacer

  23. Remove bolt (13) and spacer (14).

  24. Remove spacer (3).

  25. Start the engine.

  26. Raise the boom.

  27. Drive the machine backward.

  28. Place the stick and the supports on the trailer. Use the four lifting eyes that are on the stick.

  29. Place the supports for the boom and the fore boom onto the trailer. Secure the supports to the trailer.

  30. Secure the stick to the trailer.

Shipping a Machine that is not Completely Assembled

If the machine must be shipped when the boom, stick, or counterweight is not assembled on the machine, follow the instructions in Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Operation".

------ WARNING! ------

The ROPS structural certification depends on the support of the boom, stick, and counterweight in the event of a machine tip over or a machine rollover incident.

When the machine needs to be moved without the boom, stick, or counterweight being installed, avoid any machine operations which could affect machine stability as a machine tip over or a machine rollover incident could result in serious injury or death.

The machine should be operated slowly on flat, stable ground or pavement by qualified operators.


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